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capacity

 [kah-pas´ĭ-te]
the power to hold, retain, or contain, or the ability to absorb; usually expressed numerically as the measure of such ability.
closing capacity (CC) the volume of gas in the lungs at the time of airway closure, the sum of the closing volume and the residual volume. See also closing volume.
decreased intracranial adaptive capacity a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the state in which intracranial fluid dynamic mechanisms that normally compensate for increases in intracranial volumes are compromised, resulting in repeated disproportionate increases in intracranial pressure in response to a variety of noxious and nonnoxious stimuli.
diffusing capacity see diffusing capacity.
forced vital capacity the maximal volume of gas that can be exhaled from full inhalation by exhaling as forcefully and rapidly as possible. See also pulmonary function tests.
functional residual capacity the amount of gas remaining at the end of normal quiet respiration.
heat capacity the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a specific quantity of a substance by one degree Celsius.
inspiratory capacity the volume of gas that can be taken into the lungs in a full inhalation, starting from the resting inspiratory position; equal to the tidal volume plus the inspiratory reserve volume.
maximal breathing capacity maximum voluntary ventilation.
thermal capacity heat capacity.
total lung capacity the amount of gas contained in the lung at the end of a maximal inhalation.
 Subdivisions of total lung capacity: TLC, total lung capacity; V, tidal volume; IC, inspiratory capacity; FRC, functional residual capacity; ERV, expiratory reserve volume; VC, vital capacity; RV, residual volume. From Dorland's, 2000.
virus neutralizing capacity the ability of a serum to inhibit the infectivity of a virus.
vital capacity (VC) see vital capacity.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

FVC

Abbreviation for forced vital capacity.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

FVC

Forced vital capacity, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

FVC

Abbreviation for forced vital capacity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

FVC

Abbrev. for FORCED VITAL CAPACITY.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Table 5 shows in case of girls BMI, BF%, WC and WtHR all have significant negative relationship with FVC, [FEV.sub.1] and [FEF.sub.25-75].
observed that there was a significant decline in FVC, FE[V.sub.1], and FE[F.sub.25%] in poultry farm workers.
Prairie Ridge has won 16 straight FVC games since the league contracted to nine schools two years ago.
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On comparison, FVC, FEV1, and FEF25-75% were significantly lower in cases than in controls (P<0.05).
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The two groups were compared in terms of FVC, [FEV.sub.1], [FEV.sub.1]/FVC, [FEF.sub.25-75], inspiratory capacity (IC), total lung capacity (TLC), residual volume (RV), RV/TLC, thoracic gas volume at functional residual capacity (FRC-pleth), [FEV.sub.3], [FEV.sub.3]/FVC, and 1-[FEV.sub.3]/FVC.
Predicted normal values for [FEV.sub.1], FVC, and the [FEV.sub.1]/FVC ratio were calculated for each subject using two different sets of equations: firstly, using prediction equations derived from a random sample of the South Australian population that also used a pneumotachograph-based spirometer (Gore) [13] and, secondly, using prediction equations from the Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) [4], following the specific instructions.
EMG, Revised ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) and forced vital capacity (FVC) were performed in all patients and the differences in the EMG changes in RA between those with and without FVC ≥ 80% were analysed.